Rules to Be a Contestant On Masterchef Australia

Auditions - MasterChef Contestant Rules of Entry

The second series of Masterchef Australia will commence in 2010. Applications to take part in the series must be submitted online, and you have to be over 18 years of age as at 28 September 2009.

The casting process and auditions are due to take place in September and you must be available for filming between October and April June 2010, for a total of 22 weeks. You will be allowed a break for Christmas and New Year.

The following are the rules for the application to be a part of Masterchef Australia:

Rules of Entry & Instructions:

1.All applications must be submitted on-line. Applications received by post cannot be accepted.

2.Answer all questions honestly and to the best of your ability.

3.We will be unable to reply to all applicants individually. You will only hear from us if you have been invited to an audition.

4.Please ensure you read, fully understand and meet the eligibility requirements before applying to be a contestant on Masterchef. The rules of entry are at the end of this form.

5.Please attach a DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH of yourself to your application.

6.You must be aged 18 or above on 28th September 2009

7.You must be an Australian citizen or resident.

8.You cannot have any formal tertiary or other professional catering qualifications acquired in the last 10 years.

9.All Masterchef contestants must be amateur cooks. If you have previous professional or semi-professional kitchen experience that the producers deem (in their entire discretion) could create an unfair advantage you are not eligible. Guidelines for professional activity that preclude participation as a contestant on Masterchef (and the matters listed in this clause 9 are not exhaustive) are as follows:

a.You cannot have ever worked full-time in a kitchen as a cook, chef or in food preparation

b.You cannot have earned money or payment of any kind from preparing food and/or cooking fresh food in a professional kitchen environment such as a restaurant, café or take-away in a casual or part time capacity for a total of more than 6 weeks in the last 15 years

c.You cannot have taught cooking classes or have done cooking demonstrations or food preparation in any capacity be it casual, part time, full time or contract in the last 15 years

10.You must be able to commit to all the filming days required. Excluding auditions, the filming is scheduled to take place between approximately October 2009 & June 2010 for approximately 22 weeks with a break over Christmas & New Year

11.You cannot be, or be closely related to, a member of FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd (the “Producer”), Network Ten, Shine Ltd or Reveille LLC staff.

12.You cannot have been convicted of any serious crime.

13.Submission of an application form and compliance with the above does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on the programs.

14.The Producer may (but may not) invite you to attend an audition at their discretion. When selecting applicants for Masterchef, the following issues will be taken into account: skill, enthusiasm, drive, love of food, desire to change your life.

15.The Producer’s decisions regarding selection to the programs are final.

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